A highly sought-after pedagogue, violinist Elizabeth Faidley has been hailed as an “amazing and inspiring teacher” by the New York Times. She is in her twelfth year at The Manhattan School of Music: Pre-College Division and was the recipient of the American String Teachers’ Association 2011 “Studio Teacher of the Year” award. 

She has a large private studio in the New York City metropolitan area where she teaches violin performance to aspiring players from ages 3 to 23. Her students have won national and international competitions and have performed in such great halls as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the White House. They are routinely accepted, with scholarships, to the world’s premier music conservatories, including The Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, the Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory, Rice University, the Royal College of Music, and The Cleveland Institute. 

Her students routinely perform as soloists with orchestras around the country and have been laureates of the Sphinx Competition, the Cooper Violin Competition, and the International Stulberg Competition. The NY Times described Ms. Faidley as “… fiercely yet compassionately committed to her students, to her colleagues, and to the art of music.” Ms. Faidley became adjunct faculty at the Hartt School before the age of 30, reflecting her devotion to the art of violin pedagogy. She has also served on the college conservatory faculties of Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music and Hunter College’s School of Music. 

She holds a Master of Music degree in violin performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and was inducted into the professional music fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda, which honors integrity, superior music performance, and academic success. Ms. Faidley routinely brings in major concert artists and teachers to give private masterclasses to her studio. The last four years have included Sarah Chang, Augustin Hadelich, Ray Chen, Stefan Jackiw, Charlie Siem, and Lisa Batiashvili. 

Ms. Faidley has served on the faculty of the Summit Music Festival, New York’s premier summer chamber music institute. She has been invited to teach and give master classes in Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Norway, and Africa, and has provided private lessons in pedagogy to major violin performers and teachers throughout the United States. Ms. Faidley is a frequent presenter and master class clinician, and she has recently spoken at two national conferences for the American String Teachers’ Association. 

Ms. Faidley has been invited to be the keynote speaker, along with Nobel Laureates, at the 2018 World Education Day in Jinan, China. 

She is on the faculty of the Heifetz Institute of Music. Ms. Faidley currently employs twelve violin and musicianship faculty members as part of her school, The Elizabeth Faidley Studio. 

All students of any faculty member have access to recitals, master classes, private camps, and other performance opportunities. 

Ms. Faidley works directly with each teacher in weekly consultations to ensure a balanced musical education for each student. 

Ms. Faidley’s violin, a generous gift from several patrons, was crafted by Lorenzo Ventapane in 1835 and is pictured in Four Centuries of Violin Making by Cozio Publishing.

Prof. Elizabeth Faidley
August 12-18, 2023

  • Masterclasses with Pedagogue Elizabeth Faidley (2 lessons/ week + Passive lessons)

Elizabeth Faidley specializes in foundational technique and diagnosing any underlying issue.  She also brings out the best in every student!  You will leave your time with Elizabeth ready to take on your next big project!

  • The Immersive Program:  Masterclasses with Elizabeth Faidley and Michael Wittenburg

Violinist Elizabeth Faidley and Pianist/Conductor/Coach Michael Wittenburg present an immersive experience for a very special week in Barcelona.  The complete course includes three private lessons with Elizabeth Faidley, two coachings with Michael Wittenburg, a daily technique class taught by Elizabeth, and daily Violin Choir taught by Michael. Perform with the choir at the end of camp in beautiful Spain!  Michael will also present his well-known class on the Aesthetics on Practicing.  

  • Masterclass in Pedagogy with Elizabeth Faidley

Known all over the world for her commitment to the teaching of the violin, Elizabeth is happy to announce a masterclass for teachers in Barcelona.  There will be 6 classes (1 hour in length) and observation opportunities throughout the week.  Feel free to bring your own students to join the masterclass with Elizabeth and observe those as well.

Priority applications due by June 1. Rolling admission after it any spaces remain.


Piano accompanist — a professional piano accompanist will be provided during the master class and for the performances.

Final concert — the participants of the master class can perform at the final concert in our Concert Hall after the end of the master class in order to present the program of the master class to the public and perform it publicly. 

Facilities — All students will have access to our practice rooms to prepare the master classes.

Certificate & Recognition Trophy — all students will receive a Certificate of Participation and Recognition Trophy at the end of the master class.


Victoria Music Center 
c/ Bailen 20
Barcelona, 08010 | Spain


The closest hotels are:

  • NH Collection Barcelona Podium located at c/Bailen 4-6.  (Please contact us before booking to obtain a 12% discount).
  • The Room Mate Gerard Hotel located at c/ d'Ausiàs Marc 34.


  • Masterclasses with Pedagogue Elizabeth Faidley (2 lessons/ week + Passive lessons): 900€
  • The Immersive Program: Masterclasses with Elizabeth Faidley and Michael Wittenburg: 1.950€
  • Masterclass in Pedagogy with Elizabeth Faidley: 795€

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